Key findings from the report include:
- The number of full-time tenured and tenure-track faculty members declined from approximately one-third of the instructional staff in 1997 to just over one-quarter in 2007.
- The increased reliance on contingent faculty and instructors is manifested in all sectors of higher education, although the mix varies by institutional type.
- Even if we focus just on full-time faculty positions, the trend toward hiring off the tenure track prevails.
- The number of noninstructional staff grew by 24 percent from 1997-2007, with the most significant growth in the category of professional staff, which increased by 50 percent.
- The number of administrators, the majority of whom were full time, also increased by a substantial percentage.
- [from the AFT web site]